The BORDER family of negative transcription elongation factors regulates flowering time in Arabidopsis

- BDR proteins repress expression of the floral repressor, FLC - BDR proteins physically interact with the autonomous pathway protein FPA - BDR-repressed genes have high levels of Pol II occupancy, despite low mRNA levels - Gene repression by BDR may involve the inhibition of transcription elongation

BORDER proteins protect expression of neighboring genes by promoting 3' Pol II pausing in plants

Ensuring that one gene's transcription does not inappropriately affect the expression of its neighbors is a fundamental challenge to gene regulation in a genomic context. In plants, which lack homologs of animal insulator proteins, the mechanisms …